November 8th, 2011 at 10:56 am
I’m able to load up 15 or so kids every Wednesday in the church van and bring them to and from our Wednesday activities. Often kids will invite their friends, so I meet a lot of new kids from just driving the van.
Last week, a girl brought her little brother. Yesterday, they brought another brother (turns out there are 9 total siblings – they don’t all live together due to different mothers and fathers).
On the way home, I dropped off the first girl at her house. I waited in front until her mom opened the door to let her in.
One of the brothers asked me, “Why are you waiting to leave?”
“I just want to make sure she gets in safe,” I said.
“Making sure she doesn’t get kidnapped or something?” he asked.
“Well, I’m just making sure her mom is home so she can get in,” I said. ” If not, I’d try to take her somewhere else. I just want her to be safe.”
He though for a minute and then asked, “Are you going to do that for us when you take us home?”
I could tell he was really hoping I’d say yes, but surprised I’d say yes at the same time.
“Of course, I’ll wait until you get in,” I responded. “I think you’re important and worth waiting on.”
These are words I don’t think he hears often enough.
He smiled, “Cuz we’re God’s children?”
“Yep, that’s exactly right,” I said.